British progressive metallers THRESHOLD will release their new album, "Legends Of The Shires", on September 8 via Nuclear Blast.
The official video for the song "Small Dark Lines" can be seen below. The clip was directed by Sitcom Soldiers LTD, who developed a powerful narrative involving people from varying backgrounds marking their bodies with paint to symbolize their regrets in life. Water then cascades over them to wash away the lines, as if wiping the slate clean.
"Legends Of The Shires" will be the band's eleventh studio album and their first-ever double album. It also features Glynn Morgan back on vocal duties for the first time since 1996.
Speaking about the track and video, THRESHOLD guitarist Karl Groom commented: "The people at Sitcom Soldiers have created just the right atmosphere in our new video clip and it was an enjoyable experience to film for the band. We managed to find some excellent extras and tortured them with freezing showers in the clip, with some travelling as far as Sweden for the pleasure!
"It is great to have Glynn back in the band with 'Small Dark Lines' showcasing all his power and versatility.
"This single should give people another glimpse into the double album 'Legends Of The Shires' and an idea of what is to come on release day 8 September 2017."
"Legends Of The Shires" track listing:
01. The Shire (Part 1) (2:03)
02. Small Dark Lines (5:24)
03. The Man Who Saw Through Time (11:51)
04. Trust The Process (8:44 )
05. Stars And Satellites (7:20)
06. On The Edge (5:20)
07. The Shire (Part 2) (5:24)
08. Snowblind (7:03)
09. Subliminal Freeways (4:51)
10. State Of Independence (3:37)
11. Superior Machine (5:01)
12. The Shire (Part 3) (1:22)
13. Lost In Translation (10:20)
14. Swallowed (3:54)
Check out the ethereal album artwork below by Russian artist Elena Dudina.
Speaking about the artwork, West commented: "I love it when a cover tells you what sort of record you're buying. This one really shouts 'progressive' and reminds me of some of the classic prog albums from the 20th century."
THRESHOLD in March parted ways with vocalist Damian Wilson. Wilson enjoyed three stints with THRESHOLD, performing on the band's most recent records, "For The Journey" and "March Of Progress", as well as their early releases "Wounded Land" and "Extinct Instinct", in the 1990s.
Morgan was THRESHOLD's vocalist from 1994 to 1996. Morgan appeared on THRESHOLD's 1994 album, "Psychedelicatessen", and returned to work with the band in 2008 to record tracks for the singles box set "Paradox".